Heineken have commissioned a six-part exclusive series of rugby podcasts for the upcoming Heineken Cup knock-out games, as the season builds toward an exciting finish.
The Heineken ‘Off The Ball’ Rugby Podcast will bring together Eoin McDevitt of Newstalk and Gerry Thornley of the Irish Times for expert analysis and discussion.
They will be joined by Off The Ball regulars such as Donal Lenihan, Emmett Byrne, Victor Costello and Mick Galwey, as well as some of the biggest international names to play the game.
The first 30-minute podcast will go live at 9am on Thursday, April 3, featuring a preview of the Heineken Cup quarter-finals, in particular Munster’s quarter-final tie with Gloucester. The podcast can be downloaded from http://www.newstalk.ie/
The Heineken Off The Ball Rugby Podcast schedule:
w/c March 31
w/c April 7
w/c April 21
w/c April 28
w/c May final 19
w/c May 26 final and overall review of the tournament
David Moore, Heineken Sponsorships Manager, commented: “As a brand with a long standing and deep connection with rugby, we wanted to bring something unique to Irish rugby fans and to that end we decided to create unique rugby content in the form of a downloadable weekly rugby podcast.
“Newstalk’s ‘Off The Ball’ show, like Heineken have a passion for excellence in sport and rugby so they were a natural fit for this.”
On behalf of Heineken, the Off The Ball team are producing these six exclusive rugby podcasts. The Off the Ball presenters, Eoin McDevitt and Simon Hick, will add their own unique style to the podcasts.
Gloucester v Munster is live on Sky Sports TV and on RTE Radio this Saturday.